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In this Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016 photo, San Joaquin County Sheriff's deputies talk with Bill Dause, the owner of the Lodi Parachute Center in Lodi, Calif., some 85 miles east of San Francisco, after two skydivers had died when they plummeted to the ground earlier in the day. One was 18 and jumping for the first time, and his family was there watching when he hit the ground, Dause and local authorities said Sunday. The other man was in his mid-20s. (Sammy Caiola/The Sacramento Bee via AP)
August 08, 2016 - 10:35 AM

SAN FRANCISCO - The Latest on two skydivers who plummeted to their deaths in Northern California (all times local):

10:35 a.m.

The mother of one of two skydivers killed in California when their parachute failed to open says the jump was on the 18-year-old's bucket list of things to do in life.

Francine Salazar says her son Tyler Turner was born with a mild case of cerebral palsy and walked with a crouched gait, but he never let his condition deter him. She said Monday he was an adventurous spirit who was always willing to give something a try.

The recent high school graduate was headed for the University of California at Merced this month to study biomedical engineering. He hoped to find a cure for cerebral palsy.

An instructor strapped to Turner also died Saturday after they plunged into a vineyard in Lodi, 85 miles east of San Francisco. San Joaquin County sheriff's officials haven't identified the instructor.

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